January '17

Hola majita! This is AFROSYNTH, the realest African selection...

This month we bring you classic grooves by the likes of OZIAS and RUSH, as well as Congolese star JOHNNY BOKELO ISENGE and plenty more.

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STIMELA - Trouble in the Land of Plenty (1989)

Gallo GRC, HUL40190
Producers: Ray Phiri & Dave Segal
Engineers: Dave Segal & Dave Subkleve

Perhaps the greatest South African band of all time, Stimela reached their peak in the late 1980s with albums like Trouble, which contains hits like 'Can't spend your life just taking', 'I Long to Return' and the title track. "It is Stimela in full swing, like a hungry cheetah that has taken a well-calculated final decision to attack its prey without mercy" (Mojapelo, 2008:139).